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KISS Announces “End Of The Road” World Tour Exclusively On AGT

It was only a short while ago that I posted about the legendary KISS not only performing on the NBC hit show “American’s Got Talent”, but also that they briefed the world about their “The End Of The Road” World Tour”. That posting can be gleaned HERE if you missed it and since the clip of the song is there along with the discourse between Tyra and Paul Stanley, you’ll want to click that link. Now the Official Press has hit the mailbox and since I never mind more KISS content here on PiercingMetal, have culled this together along with a number of the photos they provided. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
After an epic and storied 45 year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced exclusively on NBC’s America’s Got Talent tonight that they are hanging up their 9-inch tall touring boots. The news was delivered in trademark larger-than-life KISS style with a blistering performance of “Detroit Rock City”, proving why the band is known as one of the most iconic live performances that simply can’t be missed. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have toured to nearly every city on the planet and played every venue imaginable. Having played for Kings & Queens, for U.S. veterans, and for millions of devoted KISS Army fans, they will play their final shows as part of the multi-year END OF THE ROAD WORLD TOUR. Dates have yet to be announced but KISSonline.com will have all the updates in the weeks to come.

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KISS Performs On “America’s Got Talent” Finale/Announces “Farewell Tour”

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Just a short time ago this evening, the legendary Hard Rock group KISS, opened up the festivities for the “America’s Got Talent” Season Finale where one lucky performer will win a 1 million dollar prize and receive a headlining show in Las Vegas. The band would perform their hit “Detroit Rock City” and introduce the shows host Tyra Banks. She would in turn bring on the shows hosts Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B.

Just post the performance, host Banks approached singer Paul Stanley for a quick interview which I transcribed below as its not a part of the video that was showcased on the AGT YouTube Channel.
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KISS Announces Some 2018 European Tour Dates

It seems as though the “Hottest Band In The World” that is KISS have announced three European tour dates which will all take place in Spain. There wasn’t much more to the overall announcement so I’ve just pasted the dates for you down below. Should any additional appearances get revealed I will edit this posting to keep you all in the loop. Check them out.

The Limited Tour Dates:
7/07: Barcelona Rock Fest @ Barcelona, Spain
7/08: Wizink Centre @ Madrid, Spain
7/12: Plaza de Toros @ Cordoba, Spain
7/14: Ressurection Festival @ Vivero, Spain

VIP Tickets and meet and greet packages are also available to purchase from the bands website linked below.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add about this one since this is for some European dates but I do hope we get an announcement about some US Touring soon. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen KISS in action and its something that I still enjoy very much. Are you in Spain and reading about these few dates? Will you be in attendance? Let us know in the comments section down below.

Official Website: http://www.kissonline.com

The KISS Kruise WILL Sail Again In 2018!

With these Rock specialty themed cruises becoming more and more prevalent, I’ll be sharing the latest scoop on them as I am made aware and this little bit of news just recently came in about “The KISS Kruise”. Check it out below the striking logo and I’ll return at the close.

The Press Release:
KISS Announces The KISS KRUISE VIII Live From Stage On The Final Night Of The Sold-Out KISS Kruise VII – KISSWORLD at Sea

Atlanta, GA – America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time and iconic Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers, KISS have once again partnered up with the industry leaders in music festivals at sea, Sixthman to announce the upcoming voyage of The KISS Kruise VIII. The cruise is set to sail on Halloween October 31st 2018 on Norwegian Jade leaving out of Miami, FL.. For more information and to register for the pre-sale visit TheKissKruise.com (linked below).

The announcement comes on the heels of the recent return of the sold-out KISS Kruise VII. The KISS Kruise VII left from New Orleans, LA on Norwegian Pearl visiting Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. Along the way, the KISS Navy was treated to a first-ever KISS storytellers sail away set as well as 2 full-scale KISS masked concerts in the ship’s indoor Stardust Theater. Joining the musical legends on board were Bruce and Bob Kulick, Extreme, Steel Panther, Derek St. Homes, Big Rock Show, BITERS, Led Zepagain, Hard Day’s Night, Sophie Simmons, The Dives, Jake J and the Killjoys, and Ki.

Beyond the music, 2,300 KISS fans were treated to a wide array of activities led by the band, including: “Kruise Kitchen with Paul Stanley,” “Are You Smarter Than A Rock God with Gene Simmons,” “Name That Solo with Tommy Thayer” and “Drum Off with Eric Singer.” KISS Kruisers were also able to get one to one with rock-n-roll history in the exclusive KISSWORLD Konfidential panel that featured Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Big John Harte, Michael James Jackson and Lydia Criss. Throughout the sailing, the ship fully embodied KISSWORLD with historical costume displays, face painting, a full service tattoo parlor, photo opportunities with KISS memorabilia, once-in-a-lifetime chances to mingle with their favorite artists, culminating with each guest receiving a signed commemorative poster and photo with KISS.
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“You Wanted The Best!!!” – KISS “Alive II” Is Forty Years Old!!! (1977-2017)

Stand up on top of your seats and raise your fist in the air and light that lighter to its highest flame because KISS “Alive II” has reached its fortieth anniversary and was released on this date back in 1977. As this is one of my very favorite albums of all time I am pretty stoked to reflect upon its awesomeness. Here we go.

In some sense it began for me with the opening line that shouted “You Wanted The Best And You Got The Best! The Hottest Band In The World —- KISS!!!” From the moment this album began with that intro I started my first truly full exploration into a band that I had only heard every now and again at that point in history. I would sometimes hear them if my parents had the Rock radio station on in the car and songs like “Rock and Roll All Night” or “Strutter” came across the airwaves. I liked those songs enough to the best of my recollection but that was all I was able to absorb since I was still at a pretty young age. When KISS “Alive II” came out I was still in grade school and for some reason I can still recall seeing a double page advertisement for it in one of the major newspapers of the day. Since money was not really in my own control around those years it would be a couple of years later when I finally got my own copy of the album but of course I had heard it quite a few times by then since some older friends had it and allowed me to indulge in its greatness and be schooled in a sense with what truly was “The Hottest Band In The World” to my young ears. To me, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss were Rock and Roll superheroes and their wild image was like watching the comic books that I was reading come to life.

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KISS “Alive II” 1977 LP Front Cover

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